Success Stories

How has United Way Parker County helped your organization? What was made possible because of the support from United Way Parker County?

CASA Volunteer advocates were able to make 5,748 visits to see their CASA children in their foster placement and at their school or daycare. CASA volunteers develop a relationship with these children and are on watch to make sure the children are well taken care of in their foster placement and are recieveing the services required for mental, health and educational needs.

-Barbara Tucker, CASA-Hope for Children

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In 2015, Kingdom Smiles, in partnership with 9 local dentists and 4 oral surgeons, provided 76 different individuals a total of $170,000 worth of dental service!

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-Paula Robinson, Center of Hope- Kingdom Smiles 

Cancer Care has provided 1,312 units of service to Parker County clients to meet their Carre Giver Connection needs, such as at-home visits, needs assesments, etc. Cancer Care services is also partnering with Komen Breat Coalition to broaden our reach to Parker County cancer clients. 

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-Lisa McNamara, Cancer Care Services- Cancer Crisis Fund

Freedom House provided 180 people, in the first 3 quarters of the year, therapy at no cost to them.

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-Catherine Tietjen, Freedom House- Freedom From Violence

Thanks to the generous support of the United Way of Parker County, we were able to take on a new rider this past year. We have seen this rider develop in his riding skills but even more so, in his level of self-confidence and esteem. We believe that this particular rider will continue to progress and will ultimately amaze us all.

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-David Miller, Stars and Strides Stables- Rider Scholarships

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Recently we had a client who was homebound, and had no food in her house. She is in a wheelchair, and was unable to get out and shop for groceries. She also had no funds with which to shop. She had been approved for food stamps, however, she had a few days until those funds were available to her. Manna was able to take her groceries which would tide her over until her food stamps benefit was avaliable. 

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-James Wood, Manna Storehouse- Meals on Wheels